How to Copy HP Recovery Partition to New Hard Drive?

You can copy HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive in Windows 10, 8, 7 via professional partition copy tool – AOMEI Partition Assistant.


By Bryce / Updated on June 7, 2024

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Overview of HP Recovery Partition
The reasons for copying HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive
Six steps to clone HP Recovery Partition

Overview of HP Recovery Partition

HP Recovery Partition, a part of your disk, offered by HP manufacturer, contains factory system state information. You can use it to restore the Windows operating system on HP computer to its original status. In general, the drive letter of HP Recovery Partition is D; and there are few chances that its drive letter is E. In a few cases, it will not be listed in File Explorer as it has been set as a hidden partition.

The reasons for copying HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive

Usually, you copy HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive out of the following two motivations:

  • Save local disk space: You might encounter the situation that your disk is out of space and you don’t want to replace your disk with a larger one. In such a case, you can clone HP Recovery Partition to new SSD or HDD drive and delete the original recovery partition on local disk, thus you can free up disk space and keep HP Recovery Partition.

  • Protect HP Recovery Partition: It is possible that your HP computer crashes due to some accidents like virus infection, hacker attack or hardware failure, etc. At this time, HP Recovery partition might be damaged also and is unable to be used. If you have cloned it to a new hard drive or USB flash drive previously, you are able to restore HP computer to factory status using HP Recovery Partition.

Six steps to clone HP Recovery Partition

To complete HP Recovery partition copy effectively and securely, you can turn to powerful and professional third-party partition copy software – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. With strong technology support, it is able to help you not only to copy HP Recovery partition to SSD, HDD, or USB but also to copy data partition or clone  C drive to a new SSD or HDD. With the user-friendly design of the interface, AOMEI Partition Assistant is easy to handle even for a green hand.

Now, free download the tool and refer to the detailed steps about how to clone HP partition recovery to a new drive.

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At first. you need to pay attention to the following things:

  • The destination space should be larger than or equal to the used space on HP Recovery Partition.

  • The destination space has to be a block of unallocated space. If there is no unallocated space, you can shrink partition or delete partition to get unallocated space.

Then, connect the new hard drive or USB to your working computer, install the partition copy tool and follow the steps given below (Take cloning HP Recovery Partition to a new hard drive in Windows 10 for an example).

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant,  right-click the partition you want to clone and select the "Clone Partition" tool to run partition clone. (You can also click the "Clone" main tab and select "Clone Partition".)

Clone Partition

Step 2. In next window, select the destination partition or unallocated space to hold your source partition, and then click "Confirm".

Select Target Disk

Step 3. Then, you will enter the Confirm interface where you can check the source and destination clone location. After all is set, you can click the "Confirm" button to continue.



  • There is a "4k alignment" option. If you want to copy a partition onto a SSD (Solid State Drive), ticking this option will optimize the read and write speed on this partition. It can also extend the life of the SSD.
  • If you select the "Sector-by-Sector Clone" mode, the unallocated space must be equal or larger than source partition. If you tick the option, it will be unable to resize the destination partition.

Step 4. In the next window, you can click the "Settings" button to adjust the target partition size. As you can see from the screenshot, you could adjust the size of source partition in order to fit the target partition as per your need, or directly skip the step and click "Save".

Resize Partition

Step 5. You can preview the partition copy operating by viewing the "Pending Operations". To commit the "Pending Operations", please click "Apply" and "Proceed".


The cloning process will start and you can check the cloning process. Once the process is completed successfully, you will get a congratulation window. Finally, you can check the partition layout on the destination disk will be identical to the source partition.

Note: This way can not only be used to clone HP Recovery Partition but also to copy Dell or Lenovo Recovery Partition. 


Obviously, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is able to copy HP Recovery Partition to new hard drive or other storage devices simply. In fact, it is featured with many other helpful functions as well. For instance, it is able to help you to replace HDD with SSD on desktop or laptop without reinstalling Windows and other applications via Disk Clone Wizard. If you want to recover deleted HP recovery or convert dynamic disk into basic without losing data, you can upgrade it to Professional version.

Bryce · Staff Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.